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A growing trend, with growing support.

Dry needling in physical therapy is increasing, but the regulatory landscape is uneven, with the intervention being included in the PT scope of practice in some states and not others.

APTA supports the inclusion of dry needling in regulatory frameworks, accompanied by appropriate educational qualifications for PTs to engage in the intervention.


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